English Language Arts Grade 4
Reading: Informational Text Standard 5
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
Coyote Steals Fire
This lesson is written in partnership with and approved by the Northwestern Shoshone cultural specialist Patty Timbimboo-Madsen. Student will learn about the history and culture of the Northwestern Shoshone people. Paint a watercolor landscape of an environment with Utah wildlife.
Critical Perspectives: Reading and Writing About Slavery
In this lesson, students critically examine the perspectives of slaves and slave owners.
Go West: Imagining the Oregon Trail
After this lesson, students will have learned about the pioneer experience on the Oregon Trail,compared and contrasted modern-day travel experiences with travel experiences of the 19th century, and synthesized historical data through creative writing.
Into the Book: Student Area
Although students need to use a key to enter this site it doesn't take long to get started. After the key is entered students can choose one of the 8 reading strategies to learn about and then practice by completing the online student interactives.
Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History Through Analyzing Primary Sources
In these activities, students research narratives from the Federal Writers' Project and describe the lives of former African slaves in the U.S. - both before and after emancipation.
We Must Not Be Enemies: Lincoln's First Inaugural
This unit, consisting of six separate lessons, will help your students understand the historical context and significance of Lincoln's inaugural address through archival documents such as campaign posters, sheet music, vintage photographs and documents. Students will be able to answer the following questions: How did Lincoln's first inaugural address reflect the events that preceded it? How well did it presage events to follow? How did subsequent actions by Lincoln reflect the responsibilities enumerated in the Presidential Oath of Office?
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